2018 Kenda AMA National Hare & Hound Ridgecrest Results

Mark Kariya | October 29, 2018

Dalton Shirey captured his first-career AMA Hare & Hound National win at the final round of the Kenda/SRT AMA Hare & Hound National Championship in Ridgecrest, California, October 28.

Kendal Norman wins 2018 AMA Hare & Hound title
Kendal Norman celebrates wrapping up the 2018 AMA Hare & Hound Championship at the 100s M.C’s End of the Trail H&H. Photo: Mark Kariya

A mix-up with course markings at the end of the race had Jacob Argubright crossing the finish line first, but after officials quickly reviewed the situation, Shirey was awarded the win. Nick Burson (Yamaha) ended up second ahead of Joseph Wasson (Beta) and Argubright (Yamaha), who was awarded fourth.

“I got passed by two guys that I never saw,” Shirey (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Off-Road Team) said of the confusion at the end.

He went on to say: “I felt I rode pretty good. The first loop I rode a little tight; I had to adapt and get used to [hare and hounds] again then the second loop. I just hammered down.”

While Shirey was celebrating his first ever win, Kendall Norman (Pro Circuit/Renthal/Alpinestars CRF450X) was celebrating his second-career AMA Hare & Hound Championship. Norman (Pro Circuit/Renthal/Alpinestars Honda CRF450X) sealed the deal with a conservative fifth-overall placing.

A day after clinching the Women’s-class title in WORCS, Brandy Richards made it a doubly successful weekend by rolling to her fifth consecutive H&H series victory, enabling her to clinch the AMA Championship, as well. Britney Gallegos, the points leader by a slim margin going in, had to sit out with injury and dropped to third in the championship behind Richards and Rachel Stout, who took second on the day as well.

2018 AMA Kenda Hare & Hound National Championship

Spangler Hills OHVA

Ridgecrest, California

RESULTS: October 28, 2018


  1. Dalton Shirey (Hus)
  2. Nick Burson (Yam)
  3. Joseph Wasson (Beta)
  4. Jacob Argubright (Yam)
  5. Kendall Norman (Hon)
  6. Ryan Smith (Hus)
  7. Chance Fullerton (Beta)
  8. Axel Pearson (Yam)
  9. Tyler Lynn (Yam)
  10. Tuffy Pearson (Yam)

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